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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

The graduate certificate in Data Science is a four‐course (12 credit‐hours) program. It provides skills, both statistical and computational, and technologies for the growing and popular fields involving data science and analysis. All students must take three required courses and one elective, subject to the graduate school regulations.

A minimum of three courses must be taken from UMSL. A maximum of two courses can be used from the 4000‐level. Courses may be substituted with the permission of the certificate coordinator. For more information, students can contact the department chair or email

Applicants must have the following courses, take them as prerequisites, have related background or experience, or have graduate standing in Computer Science or Cybersecurity. Additional areas/courses may be needed depending on specific chosen electives.

Mathematics and Statistics: 1320
Computer Science: 1250

Certificate Coordinators: Cezary Janikow

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Note that the certificate courses require either Cmp Sci 3130 or 4200. Cmp Sci 3130 is not a part of the certificate but it allows to enter the needed courses. If you do not have Cmp Sci 3130, you may still finish the certificate but you need to start with Cmp Sci 4200 and then take the other required courses in a specific order and you may request a permit to take the elective.